GRMC: Children under 18 years no longer allowed to visit, effective immediately

Guam Regional Medical City (PNC file photo)

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) has updated its visitor policy in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Effective immediately, patients are allowed only one designated visitor.

Also, children under 18 years of age are no longer allowed to visit GRMC, unless
they are a patient.

Patients must identify the individual they have selected to be their designated visitor with GRMC’s Customer Relations department at the front desk. There will be no interchanging of individuals once the selected visitor has been identified at GRMC.

The only exception is for patients who have overnight watchers. Patients requiring a watcher may designate one visitor for GRMC’s regular visiting hours and another individual to be the overnight watcher. Both individuals must be identified with GRMC’s Customer Relations department.

Effective immediately, there will be no visitors allowed in the Emergency Department. The only exception will be children who are coming to GRMC as patients. In this case, child patients may be accompanied by one parent or guardian.

No visitors will be allowed for patients who are considered a PUI (Patient Under Investigation) or have been positively confirmed as having COVID-19.

Finally, viewing at the GRMC morgue has been limited to no more than 10 people. Viewing will be limited to one hour.

These new policies are to protect GRMC’s patients, visitors and our staff. The new visitation policy will be in effect until further notice and supersedes all other policies. It is subject to change to meet the safety and security needs of our patients, visitors and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.